Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge

Photo Opp ~ The Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge is a 153-year-old, two-span, timber King-truss, interstate, covered bridge that crosses the Connecticut River between Cornish, New Hampshire (on the east), and Windsor, Vermont (on the west). Until 2008, when the Smolen–Gulf Bridge opened in Ohio, it had been the longest covered bridge (still standing) in the United States and is the and the fifth-longest covered bridge in the world. The current bridge was built in 1866 at a cost of $9,000 (equivalent to $154,002 in 2018). The bridge is approximately 449 feet long and 24 feet wide. The structure uses a lattice truss. From 1866 through 1943, it operated as a toll bridge. According to a 1966 report by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, the bridge was plenty long enough to earn the name “kissin’ bridge”, a vernacular of covered bridges referring to the brief moment of relative privacy while crossing. The span was purchased by the state of New Hampshire in 1936 and became toll-free in 1943.

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Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge
Crosses the Connecticut River along Route 44
in Cornish, New Hampshire to Route 12A in Windsor, Vermont

N 43° 28′ 26.4″ W 72° 23′ 2.4″

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